BOONE - Jared Chizek, a native of Manson, has joined the staff of the Iowa High School Athletic Association.
His title is Assistant to the Directors in which he will assume a role in day-to-day operations; assist the administrative staff in all activities concerning the member schools; compile data for advisory committees; and assist with technology.
This past year, he was the Association's co-administrator for Swimming and Junior High sports, and will continue with those responsibilities.
He earned his undergraduate degree in accounting and management from Iowa State University in 2009 and completed his MBA from Iowa State in 2012, having passed his CPA exam in 2011. He had been an intern with the IHSAA in 2008 and 2009 and became a part-time employee in 2010.
Chizek, 25, is a 2005 graduate of Manson Northwest Webster High School. He attended Iowa Central Community College before transferring to Iowa State. While at ICCC, he was a student assistant football coach with three others members of Kevin Twait's staff -- IFCA Football Hall of Fame coaches Duane Twait, Tom Steen and Mike Jepson. He also assisted Jepson in track at Manson Northwest Webster in 2006 and 2007 and was an assistant football coach at Nevada in 2007.
He has also officiated basketball, baseball and softball.
IHSAA Executive Director Rick Wulkow remarked, "The IHSAA and I, personally, are excited about Jared's addition to our staff. He has been a great asset as an intern the past four years and has become well acquainted with IHSAA operations. He brings a broad range of ability to our staff through his experiences and college degrees. Above all Jared is a quality person with a strong set of values. He is a great asset."
Also, the IHSAA has changed the identification title for Chad Elsberry to Director of Community Outreach, with an emphasis on the growing Pride Academy. Elsberry will continue to handle the marketing of the IHSAA and Hall of Pride and the publications for both groups.